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Up-and-coming actor steps into the spotlight after snapping up Kingston University place through Clearing

Posted Thursday 25 August 2016

Up-and-coming actor steps into the spotlight after snapping up Kingston University place through Clearing

Aspiring actor Josh Orme had nurtured ambitions to perform on stage ever since first experiencing the thrill of treading the boards at his local theatre as a young boy. Determined to fulfil his dream, Josh was keen to secure a place on Kingston University's drama degree and was delighted when Clearing offered him that chance.

Originally from Manchester, the 23 year old had completed a year of study at another university but when things didn't go to plan he decided he needed a change of scene and headed south to Kingston. He had grown fond of the town during his frequent visits to see a friend who was studying drama at the University....


Kingston University graduate Asha Philip gets a hero's welcome after scooping Olympic bronze as part of Team GB women's relay squad at Rio 2016

Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016

Kingston University graduate Asha Philip gets a hero's welcome after scooping Olympic bronze as part of  Team GB women's relay squad at Rio 2016

A  Kingston University graduate has returned home to a rapturous reception after a bronze medal-winning performance as part of the  Team GB women's relay squad at the Rio Olympics. Sprinter Asha Philip, who studied drama at Kingston University London from 2009 to 2012, ran first in the nail-biting final of the women's 4x100 metre race on Friday, setting a British record of 41.77 seconds. The win gave Team GB its first medal in the event since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

Asha has been training and competing in a variety sports and dance disciplines since she was just four years old, including trampolining, swimming, gymnastics, tap, ballet, jazz dancing, athletics and netball. During her degree studies, the 25 year old, from East London, was captain of Kingston University's netball team....


Kingston University's BA(Hons) Fashion degree elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings

Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016

Kingston University's BA(Hons) Fashion degree elevated to second place in prestigious Business of Fashion Global Fashion School Rankings

Kingston University's internationally-acclaimed BA(Hons) Fashion degree has been ranked number two in the world by leading website Business of Fashion. The University's undergraduate fashion programme rose from third spot to second in the eagerly anticipated annual listings compiled by the influential industry commentator - placing Kingston ahead of 48 other leading fashion institutions.

The University saw off stiff competition from some of the foremost fashion schools in the world to scoop the coveted accolade, outshining the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Parsons School of Design in New York and the London College of Fashion along the way....


Eager applicants hit the phone lines to snap up final Kingston University course places as Clearing kicks off

Posted Thursday 18 August 2016

Eager applicants hit the phone lines to snap up final Kingston University course places as Clearing kicks off

Phones at Kingston University's Clearing headquarters have been ringing red hot since lines went live at 8.30am. By 11am on A-level results day, hotline operators had spoken to almost 1,300 prospective students keen to snap up one of the few remaining spots on degree courses starting this September, and already made more than 250 offers of a degree place.

A dedicated team of 140 specially-trained hotline operators, working alongside academic staff, have been speaking to students many of whom only narrowly missed out on their predicted A-level grades. Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual Clearing operation, said hotline staff were also taking calls from students who had done better than expected or were seeking a last-minute change of subject before enrolling for university next month....


Students urged to be prepared if they aim to secure a Kingston University place through Clearing

Posted Thursday 18 August 2016

Students urged to be prepared if they aim to secure a Kingston University place through Clearing

Admissions staff are urging aspiring undergraduates to think ahead so they can be first in line to snap up one of the final few course places available through Clearing this year.

Director of Admissions Dr Andy Homer, who oversees Kingston University's annual confirmation and Clearing operation, recommends students look at their options carefully now results have been released. Those who narrowly missed the grades they hoped for or had changed their minds about courses would still find they had interesting choices open to them, he said. However, he stressed that they needed to be ready to act quickly. "Being well organised will be crucial for students who discover they need to get in touch with the University's Clearing hotline," Dr Homer said. "Giving careful thought to what they want to study, where they want to study and the characteristics of courses that particularly appeal to them will give them a real head start."...


Clearing gives history student opportunity to put past behind her and follow Kingston University degree ambitions

Posted Monday 15 August 2016

Clearing gives history student opportunity to put past behind her and follow Kingston University degree ambitions

A budding historian with a passion for delving into the past discovered a route on to a degree in the subject she loves by making a call to Kingston University's Clearing hotline. Shannon Everest feared her goal of studying history may simply become a distant memory after it didn't work out at her first university – but she was determined to make a success of her second chance in higher education.

The 21-year-old from West Sussex fell in love with the subject while studying the slave trade while still in year nine at school. "Learning about the horror and injustice of slavery made me realise the importance of making sure stories from the past are not forgotten. From that moment I knew I wanted to study history – it became my passion. I started to particularly enjoy research – reading and finding out about the way people lived in different eras," she explained....


Clearing opens the door for student to pursue newfound passion for social work at Kingston University

Posted Monday 15 August 2016

Clearing opens the door for student to pursue newfound passion for social work at Kingston University

A soul-searching trip to New Zealand last summer provided Pollyanna Marsden with a desire to start her studies afresh – and a call to the Kingston University Clearing hotline was just the ticket to turn her dream of becoming a social worker in to reality.

Six years ago, the student from south west London had begun a degree in French at Oxford University, when mental health issues meant she had to take a step back from studying to focus on her recovery. "I had to rebuild my life all over again and I really questioned what it was that actually motivated me on a day-to-day basis," she explained. "A few months after being discharged from hospital, I decided I wanted to head overseas to focus on myself and find some answers."...


Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Posted Wednesday 10 August 2016

Kingston Business School joins elite group of 5 per cent of top institutions worldwide awarded prestigious AACSB accreditation

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions awarded prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in business and accounting. Only 777 of the more than 16,000 schools that grant business degrees worldwide have received the AACSB seal of approval....

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